SLM Limited
Shipping and Logistics Managers

Services provided by SLM Limited

SLM Limited was incorporated under the Companies Act 1993 on the 22nd day of July 1998. It was founded by three friends and today two remain in the business as directors, each with a shareholding in the company. SLM Limited has a combined experience in the shipping and distribution industry of over 50 years.

In previous positions, the directors of SLM Limited controlled NZ$80 million per annum of freight contracts for a multinational corporate. Contracts were negotiated with all the major shipping lines to and from New Zealand. Some individual contracts were worth in excess of NZ$16 million per annum. Ships were chartered where no existing services existed and new services were created when there was a market need.

They also managed two company-owned vessels trading between New Zealand and Australia. On each voyage, 800 metric tonnes of capacity was marketed to the general public in a venture called “Balance for Profit”. This venture netted an annual profit of up to NZ$3 million per annum for their previous company. The cargo carried included stainless steel tanks, timber, bricks, heavy machinery, trucks and standard containers. In these previous positions, the directors of SLM Limited were instrumental in assisting some shippers develop new markets by daring to try innovative and new things.

This innovation and entrepreneurial activity is continued today:

  • SLM Limited worked the first dedicated, foreign-flagged and crewed Trans-Tasman vessel in August 1998.
  • SLM acts as shipper's agent to locate and coordinate the best shipping solution. At the same time SLM acts as Shipping Line’s agent to locate and coordinate bookings. A true Win/Win/Win.
  • SLM Limited works in a very close association with several shipping companies and in particular, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company.
  • SLM acts on shippers' behalf to locate the best methods for shipping containers to obscure and far away ports using existing service providers. This involves knowing where various shipping lines need containers and with this knowledge, SLM has opened up new markets for shippers.
  • SLM assists many NZ timber mills in shipping to Australia, USA and the rest of the world in 20, 40 and 45 foot containers, flat racks and break-bulk. Once again with different method SLM has differentiated itself from competitors.
  • SLM ships many "out of the ordinary" cargoes including huge mining equipment and dump trucks, circus equipment, caravans, camper vans, fifth wheelers and pleasure boats.
  • SLM, through its investment in Unit & Pallet Protection NZ Ltd, provides expertise and materials in packaging and protection of breakbulk cargoes.

In summary, the directors of SLM Limited are very experienced in shipping from New Zealand. They know most of the shakers and movers in the industry. They have the ability to provide a better and cheaper service to many shippers, or at least confirm that current shipping arrangements are very good!

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We have now consolidated our email addresses to be bruce@slm.co.nz or hans@slm.co.nz Both Bruce & Hans both receive the emails, to ensure that we can provide you the best of communication and customer service, by always having a reliable and efficient email system.

TERMS OF TRADE
Appointment: The Shipper hereby appoints SLM as its agent to arrange shipment of the goods to the destination.
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OUR SERVICES
SLM acts on shippers' behalf to locate the best methods for shipping containers to obscure and far away ports using existing service providers. This involves knowing where various shipping lines need containers and with this knowledge, SLM has opened up new markets for shippers.
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UPPNZ
SLM, through its investment in Unit & Pallet Protection NZ Limited, provides expertise and materials in packaging and protection of breakbulk cargoes.
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RBH TIMBER
SLM works with RBH Timber Limited in sourcing and supplying timber dunnage and packaging materials to shipping companies in New Zealand and around the world. This timber is from sustainable and renewable farmed forest plantations. All timber supplied meets the ISPM 15 Wood Packaging Material Certification Scheme.
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CONTACT US

The directors of SLM Limited are very experienced in shipping from New Zealand. They know most of the shakers and movers in the industry.

Hans Hoogstraten
Director

Home office phone: (07) 575 5029
Mobile phone: 027 2300 733
E-mail: hans@slm.co.nz
Bruce Buchanan BMS MBA MCIT
Director

Home office phone: (07) 544 0060
Mobile phone: 027 2300 701
E-mail: bruce@slm.co.nz
They have the ability to provide a better and cheaper service to many shippers, or at least confirm that current shipping arrangements are very good!
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